The Political Science Department at Rice University recognizes the value of supplementing the classroom learning experience by encouraging students to acquire field experience in political situations. We encourage students to pursue and complete internships to interact with professionals in their chosen area, acquire applied knowledge of important political questions, appraise potential careers, ascertain their professional and educational strengths and weaknesses, and advance their civic and professional responsibility. To this end, the Department provides moral support to students seeking out and completing internships during the school year or summer period. In limited cases, the Department also offers academic credit for such experiences, conditional on the completion of rigorous academic requirements supplementing the internship.
The Social Sciences Internship Program, http://socialsciences.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=116
In limited cases, the Internship Director may grant waivers to components of this set of requirements to accommodate special circumstances, conditional on the agreement of the Chair of the Political Science Department.
In order to receive internship credit, students must complete a set of academic requirements. The awarding of credit is conditional on the academic content of the internship and not solely on the number of work hours the internship involves. These requirements include:
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